“A Maserati engine against a Ford”
Roy Jones Jr isn’t worried about Liam Williams beating his fighter, Chris Eubank Jr, at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Saturday.
Eubank Jr has the difficult task of defeating Williams in his own backyard in Cardiff as the two middleweights finally collide after months of bitter back-and-forth, with talkSPORT bringing you live commentary.
Jones Jr, four-weight world champion and true boxing legend, has been training Eubank Jr for two years.
He spoke to talkSPORT’s Boxing Insider YouTube channel ahead of the showdown and insisted his man was right above Williams – even with Adam Booth in Williams’ camp.
“No, it doesn’t change anything,” Jones Jr said of Booth’s addition. “I’m Roy Jones Jr. I’ve had three, four, maybe five different coaches. Nothing has changed who I am. You are who you are, I don’t care who trains you.
“Now what they can try to do is try to add a game plan, but a Ford engine is a Ford engine. A Maserati engine is a Maserati engine.
“I don’t care how much you put around that Ford engine, it’s not gonna make it run like a Maserati [laughs]. Because they are different engines.
“Don’t say anything bad about anyone. No disrespect to anyone. Just for me, I think Chris is the far superior athlete. The far superior boxer.
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“Liam has every right in the world to come and prove him wrong if he can. I don’t think so. [he can] but I don’t know because I’m not god.
“My job is to prepare my Maserati as best I can in case they go and do an engine transplant and have a Maserati engine instead of a Ford engine! I’m going to treat it like they have a Maserati engine, but in my mind, from the past and from what I’ve seen, for me, there’s really no comparison.”
Williams, 29, is coming off a loss to Demtrius Andrade for the WBO middleweight title and is 23-3-1.
Jones Jr is giving the Welshman a chance but he just thinks Eubank is of a different quality.
“Everyone has a chance to hit and I’m giving Liam a chance because at the end of the day he can really hit,” Jones Jr said.
“He’s not a bad fighter at all, I’m not saying that. I take nothing away from him. I just feel like they are on two separate levels.
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